Middle School Youth Ministry

Faith Formation registration is now closed. To sign your child up for Faith Formation programs for the 2022-2023 year, please contact Jackie Shirley at jshirley@saintmichaelparish.org or contact the program steward directly.

Middle School Ministry encourages 6–8th grade students to explore their Catholic faith. We support ministry to, with, and by middle school students, seeking to draw them into a responsible participation in the life, mission and work of our Catholic faith community. During their middle school years, they will be able to journey through Theology of the Body and will receive the beautiful Sacrament of Confirmation. Middle School Ministry and Confirmation are integrated as one ministry.

For more information, contact Brandon Jones, Steward for Youth Ministry, at (360) 292-7108 or bjones@saintmichaelparish.org


1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays at 3 – 4:40pm ending with Life Teen Mass at 5pm

EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a place for youth to find a solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. EDGE speaks to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth.

For 8th graders who are interested in becoming High School Teen Leads. They will study and become the great leaders that God is calling them to be, first learning how to be disciples.

3rd Mondays from 6 – 7:30pm starting January 23, 2023 in the Gonzaga Room

Middle School 2023 Events

Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Version coming this Spring

January 6 – 8: Confirmation Retreat 

January 20: Friday Family Fun night – Bowling at 7pm at Westside Lanes

March 31: Live Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary

April 2: “The Prince of Egypt” movie at 3pm in the Gym

May 6 – 7: “Always Forward” Retreat at Black Lake Bible Camp

May 21: XLT after the Life Teen Mass at 6:30pm in the downtown church